NC: McRory declares state of emergency, deploys troops in Charlotte

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September 22, 2016
Washington Post    
Posted in News, PND News

"After a second night of violent demonstrations here that left one man clinging to life and several businesses damaged, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency just before midnight Wednesday and sent the National Guard and state troopers to assist local police. ... In the aftermath of the death Tuesday afternoon of Keith Lamont Scott, anger in the streets turned to looting, arson and other property damage in the swanky downtown .... At a news conference Wednesday, Charlotte police insisted that Scott had a gun and was posing an 'imminent deadly threat' when officers shot him outside an apartment complex near the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Scott's family, however, said he was unarmed when he was killed and was instead reading a book in his car while waiting to pick up his child from school ..." (09/22/16)  

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